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DESMOND DEKKER’S ACES reveal Southampton date

DESMOND DEKKER’s ACES band featuring kings of ska DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS will perform in Southampton later this year.

The upcoming live dates in the UK now include:



The DESMOND DEKKER ACES band featuring DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS along with special guests DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will perform in the UK this summer.

The big show takes place on 13 September at Kingsmeadow Live! in Kingston with tickets priced at £15 in advance.


NEVILLE STAPLE selects tracks for Metro newspaper

THE SPECIALS singer NEVILLE STAPLE has selected some top tracks for the UK’s Metro newspaper and explains why they mean something to him.


LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA live at the Fleece: Fan-filmed video

The LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, brainchild of MADNESS saxophonist Lee “Kix” Thompson, performed in Bristol last week (20 May) to a packed house at The Fleece. 

Here’s some fan-filmed video footage of the band in full flow: 


LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA to hit Bristol on UK tour

The LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, brainchild of MADNESS saxophonist Lee “Kix” Thompson, will perform in Bristol later this month for an intimate and rare show at The Fleece.


THE ACES and THE GLADIATORS to play at Festival Jamaica 2012

DESMOND DEKKER’s original backing band THE ACES and THE GLADIATORS will be performing their greatest hits at the Festival Jamaica 2012 later this month in Stratford.

Live concerts at the festival include:


DAVID RODIGAN radio show: part four now available

The fourth episode of BBC Radio 2’s summer reggae show featuring DAVID RODIGAN is now available for download.

This week RODIGAN looks back to the summer of 1976 when a new British reggae band had just signed to Island Records.

The band was ASWAD, residents of London’s Ladbroke Grove, and their debut single “Back to Africa” topped the British reggae charts.

Other music on the show includes 1960s Jamaican queen of rocksteady PHYLLIS DILLON and DESMOND DEKKER's first UK chart-topper.